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Emerson Spa and Resort Wedding | Erika and Alex's Wedding

Emerson Spa and Resort Wedding | Erika and Alex's Wedding

Erika and Alex are SO adventurous. Let me just say this to all my upcoming couples, BE ADVENTUROUS, take the little bit of a risk for your photos. I always try to keep my clients safe, dry and clean but sometimes you just gotta trust me a little to get some amazing shots! These two were up for anything, I am so grateful because Kristen and I scouted the site early on and found some great spots for photos. It was raining that day and you know the old adage about rain… its wet, I mean good luck on your wedding day 😅😅😅.

There’s an old saying that rain is lucky on your wedding day because when you tie the knot on your wedding day and it rains, the knot itself is harder to untie. Think about that for a second ;-)

Ready to see some adventures?

DJ: Evan Moore

Venue + Catering: The Emerson Resort and Spa

Hair + Make-up: Lipstick N Lashes

Flowers: Fleurtacious Designs

Officiant: Rev Kristina Hansen

Dresses: Alex - Blue Rayne Bridal | Erika - DeAnna’s

Rings: Doyle & Doyle

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Washington Park + Capitol Plaza Engagement | Albany NY | Katie + Ryan

Washington Park + Capitol Plaza Engagement | Albany NY | Katie + Ryan

Katie and Ryan are very sweet, they are down to earth and they are so chill. They're both super beauties and I don't think they know it (But sometimes though Katie definitely shows that she KNOWS she's beautiful - aint that right? Cause you are, Flaunt it girl.) They are definitely well prepared and easy going people who just love being together. They love their life, they love their dog, and they love each other. I can't say how much more full they are with love from all over, and its pretty cliche but they got their stuff together, and this wedding is going to be gorgeous! I can't wait for their day (even though I say that for everyone, its true!) They let me be creative and be inspired and I can't wait to give them something inspiring for their day in 2019 :-)

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Century House Wedding | Latham NY | Laurel and Barb

Century House Wedding | Latham NY | Laurel and Barb

These two have been waiting and waiting and WAITING for this day, with complicated situations barring the logistics of the event actually happening, it was FINALLY the day that these two got to tie the knot with each other. It was a beautifully happy day with these two beautiful women who just so badly wanted to be together and with each other. I don't know these two outside of them being together, but from what I've heard, they are the happiest they have ever been since they have been together, and all I wanted to do was document their happiness together. There was just so much love during this day. They were surrounded by family members who they wanted to share their day with, and the love that exuded the room was overwhelmingly heart warming. I'm pretty sure it was the perfect day for them, and i'm sure they'd want to do it again if they could! 

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Troy NY Engagement | Michelle and Gina

Troy NY Engagement | Michelle and Gina

Michelle and Gina are what most comfortable couples are like, easy going and don't take anything too seriously when it comes to making each other laugh. Ironically, they had just had a small argument prior to them being at the engagement session, which of course I took the oppertunity to start making it awkward. Those who have ever been in relationships know that the last thing you want to do when you're angry at your significant other is be close to them at all. Well, when you're with me, and you just had an argument, I'm dumping you right into the fray, Kisses, snuggles, and awkward stares galore. The thing I admire most about this couple is their honesty to each other, and their unapologetic love for each other.

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LIC Landing + Astoria Park Engagement | Anna and Kirstie

LIC Landing + Astoria Park Engagement | Anna and Kirstie

Anna and Kirstie are private people, which for more intimate photos can be a small challenge, but once Anna was giving a million kisses and warming Kirstie up, it was game time and love just shown through. We took a couple of photos within the apartment that they are leaving for Philadelphia with their dog and cat. Excuse the excessive animal photos. We moved through Astoria Park and eventually ended up at LIC Landing for a beautiful skyline. Smart, easy going, and dedicated, they would go the extra mile for the other in a heartbeat.

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Troy NY | Karla and Brian's Engagement

Troy NY | Karla and Brian's Engagement

Karla and Brian have this look they give each other as if they fall in love with each other over and over again. Both teachers of movement, one dance, the other track, one about elegance and finese, the other about strength and precision. They have this energy about them the entire session that I just fell in love with as they easily fell into one another and just laughed, and continued to laugh and smile. It was a good day. I can't wait until Novemeber! Come sooner pleaseee!

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Albany Country Club | Tina + Tyler's Wedding

Albany Country Club | Tina + Tyler's Wedding

I don't think there could've been any better way to describe Tina and Tyler's Love for each-other except through their blizzard message: "If kisses were snowflakes, I'd send you a blizzard". I can surely confirm, that it definitely snowed. Despite everyone's best efforts, it wasn't going according to plan, but it didn't diminish the importance, and the memories Tina got to share with her little girl. Sophia is probably THE most important thing to Tina and Tyler, and being able to share their day with their little girl, was something that they would never change for the world. Who cares about traditional paths, when your little girl gets to be just as excited about your day as you are.

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Philadelphia Engagement | Grace and Tim's City Engagement

Philadelphia Engagement | Grace and Tim's City Engagement

Grace and Tim recently just moved to Philadelphia and they Couldn't be ANY happier. This is a city that they love so much, it only made sense for me to take a trip and revisit this cute little city that is Nuanced with its influences from history mixed in with contemporary architectural styles. The rustic historic parts of Philadelphia is where they love the most, and it is without a doubt the most charming.

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Schenectady City Hall Elopement | Sarah + Russell's Elopement

Schenectady City Hall Elopement | Sarah + Russell's Elopement

Sarah and Russell originally were both grew up here on the east coast, but their studies and careers took them both to the west coast. Over the course of time, they met on the west coast and moved back together to the east coast where I was honored to do their elopement in Schenectady City Hall. It was a rainy day, but it was a perfect day. I was even honored as being a witness! The amount of feels that I got probably couldn't be quantified enough by words. Just take a gander!

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Best Engagements + Couples 2016 | Jay Zhang Photography

Best Engagements + Couples 2016 | Jay Zhang Photography

Engagement Sessions are super fun, they help couples get comfortable in front of the camera, but I also get to find out more about them, and draw out their personalities and special interests whilst keeping everything casual and focused on them. Its the perfect thing to take up from a photographer if they offer it as part of their wedding packages because it help you get ready for what to expect on the wedding day. Here are some of my favorites from the 2016 Year!

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Thatcher Park | Alisha + Carl's Engagement Session

Thatcher Park | Alisha + Carl's Engagement Session

Have I said Fall was my favorite yet? BECAUSE COLORS. It was a beautifully fall day filled with colors and it was almost too much for me to handle all the excitement. They are having their wedding in Fall around the same time! What a dream! I can't wait for their Wedding! This strong opinionated and loving woman is ready to marry this easy going, tough and understanding man!

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Best of Weddings 2016 | Jay Zhang Photography

Best of Weddings 2016 | Jay Zhang Photography

2016 has been a great year. Lets just say that it has had its challenges, but nothing is without challenges, besides... Life's more exciting that way. Below you'll find the image of each wedding that was my favorite from this year. As this wedding season comes to a close, its time to open the doors for the new Wedding Season. I'm already getting booked and its only a matter of time before my calendar gets filled! Go to the Contact page to inquire!

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Waterfront Park Saratoga Springs | Sarah + Matt Couple's Session

Waterfront Park Saratoga Springs | Sarah + Matt Couple's Session

It was a beautifully foggy morning. I've been WAITING to do a Foggy Photoshoot FOREVER and this was the perfect morning. I did a scout of this park prior and was hoping for a beautiful sunrise, however as things turn out, Mother Nature had other plans. It was still perfect. Also, Sarah and Matt's outfit was too cute for words, I loved their colors! Its been over 3 years since we first took their photos and I owe it all to them for getting me up and running!

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Emerson Park Engagement Auburn NY | Kristen + Rick's Engagement

Emerson Park Engagement Auburn NY | Kristen + Rick's Engagement

I got to travel to Auburn NY, super cute small town out in West New York and shoot Kristen and Rick's Engagement photos! It was one of the best mornings I've ever had getting to photograph a wedding for some friends of mine. It was a breezy Sunday Morning but it was one of the nicest mornings being so close to the Lake. The Sunrise was gorgeous and the day was amazing. I can't wait for their Wedding at the Spring Side Inn!

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Peebles Island Engagement | Nikki + Reilly's Engagement

Peebles Island Engagement | Nikki + Reilly's Engagement

FALL IS MY FAVORITE and these two were OWNING their Engagement shoot like a BOSS. PLUS we had an adorable sidekick along with us who just wanted to explore! There were lots to see and lots to do and beautiful colors all over. I can't wait for their wedding at the Troy Kitchen!

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Birch Hill Castleton-On-Hudson | Mike and Adrian's Wedding

Birch Hill Castleton-On-Hudson | Mike and Adrian's Wedding

It was a good day for a Wedding. They started the day, getting ready with each other, slowly putting together the details of their day attire on and getting ready for portraits. They were getting married in STYLE. We walked around right around the State Capital and Plaza to create gorgeous photos of them in their massively stylish outfit. When it was time to get to the venue, everything was falling into place. We also were doing some Shenanigans with the Wedding Party before the Ceremony... You'll just have to scroll to see the ridiculousness!

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Mohawk River Country Club Wedding | Angela + Steve

Mohawk River Country Club Wedding | Angela + Steve

The day started off sunny, and full of activities, finishing out last minute changes and ironing out the details. It was quite the adventure, an adventure that Angela and Steve will talk about for years to come. Between setting the table charts, hair and make up, writing up the final words to the vows, and laughing in excitement and nervousness, It was perfect for Angela and Steve. They were so into each other, and so made for each other, I couldn't stop thinking how this sweet and wonderful woman, was marrying this chivalrous and respectable man. It was a perfect day.

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Engagement in Hartford CT | Mike + Adrian

Engagement in Hartford CT | Mike + Adrian

Mike and Adrian just recently moved to Hartford, but that won't stop them from having a wedding at Birch Hill in Castleton. Life doesn't stop, not even when opportunities arise so it was appropriate to give them an engagement session in their new city where they will reside. I think they are settling in pretty nicely. Check out my favorites from the session!

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